Yearning for the Impossible: The Surprising Truths of Mathematics

1st Edition

John Stillwell

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A K Peters/CRC Press
Published May 23, 2006
Reference - 244 Pages
ISBN 9780429108341 - CAT# KE78223

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Summary

This book explores the history of mathematics from the perspective of the creative tension between common sense and the "impossible" as the author follows the discovery or invention of new concepts that have marked mathematical progress: - Irrational and Imaginary Numbers - The Fourth Dimension - Curved Space - Infinity and others The author puts t

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